XWin ignores all parameters related to multiple monitors

Jon TURNEY jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Thu Jun 19 21:38:00 GMT 2014

On 09/05/2014 21:25, Lukas Haase wrote:
> On 2014-05-09 3:15, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>> On 09/05/2014 00:27, Lukas Haase wrote:
>>> On 2014-05-08 5:15, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>>> I've built a snapshot [1], which adds a heuristic which ignores a
>>>> 'program specified location' hint if the location is the origin, which
>>>> you might like to try and see if that fixes your problem, but I'm not
>>>> sure if that is the correct solution.
>>> I have just the issue that the exe does not seem to work for me. Is
>>> there anything special I need to consider?
>> Sorry, my snapshot building script went wrong and the snapshot was
>> broken.  Try this one instead.
>> ftp://cygwin.com/pub/cygwinx/x86/XWin.20140509-git-c4a16a6606868d3e.exe.bz2
> Can't believe it, great! Works exactly as it should (just with the
> standard configuration, "X :0 -multiwindow")!!
> Now I just hope that this 'patch' somehow finds its way into the trunk ;-)

This fix is included is 1.15.1-3.

On reflection, I think a better approach would be to look at 
_NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE and if it's _NET_WM_TYPE_NORMAL or absent, ignore 
PPosition and place the window as we like, but that is not quite as 
straightforward to implement.

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